2017 / 11 minutes

Directed by
Enke Huang
Country of production
United Kingdom China

A personal exploration of traditional Chinese medicine that considers the importance of its sensory qualities. Huang vividly recalls the extreme bitter taste and smell of the teas consumed by her family in her youth in China. These teas took expertise, care and patience to prepare; can the modern and convenient powdered remedies available to her in London today be as authentic? What is this tea without its smell? With an impressionistic approach to film form, Father’s Prescription is an evocative meditation on memory, embodied experience, family and tradition.

Director Enke Huang will attend this screening and take part in a Q&A.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest Shorts
Language and subtitles
Cantonese English
Location(s) depicted
London Canton/Guangzhou